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Schumann: Liederkreis, Dichterliebe / Fischer-Dieskau, Eschenbach


Release Date: 05/13/1985 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 415190   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-DieskauChristoph Eschenbach
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new coupling of two performances from the latter stage of Fischer-Dieskau's career is a joy. To write in detail again of the reissue is not possible, however tempting: the real pleasure in rehearing these two performances, of what must for most people be the best loved of Schumann's song cycles, is to relish again how with his voice now lighter and inevitably less rich than in his early days, Fischer-Dieskau uses it with even greater artistry. His feeling for words has deepened: he no longer jabs at some key words and phrases, or lets sumptuous tone overcome appreciation of meaning, but seems to have penetrated still further into the subtle relationship between poetry and music. He has, I think, never given a greater performance of Read more "Auf einer Burg". "Das ist em n Flöten und Geigen" now has a more sardonic edge in the tone; and Eschenbach is more responsive than I had noticed before in emphasizing the hollowness of this bitterly observed wedding as he gives a light, dead thump to the repeated D's and A's in the bass that come round twice each under the waltz rhythm and the inexorably running semiquavers. "Ein Jangling" has also acquired a more ironic tinge than in earlier Fischer-Dieskau performances, which were simply beefier and less observant of the rueful emotion in the song. One could continue: suffice it to recommend most warmly this pair of beautiful, intelligent performances by two great Lieder artists.

-- Gramophone [11/1980, reviewing the original LP release]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Liederkreis, Op. 39 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
2.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
3.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 1, Widmung by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
4.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 2, Freisinn by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
5.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 3, Der Nussbaum by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
6.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 7, Die Lotosblume by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
7.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 8, Talismane by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
8.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 13, Hochländers Abschied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
9.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 24, Du bist wie eine Blume by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 

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